Ashly Burch came out as pansexual on Twitter, American Vogue featured a non-binary person on its cover, and Cynthia Erivo discusses her sexuality.
‘Life is Strange’ Voice Actor Comes Out as Pansexual
Voice actor and “Mythic Quest” star Ashly Burch came out as pansexual via Twitter. She is well known for voicing queer-inclusive video games such as “Horizon Zero Dawn,” “Borderlands,” “Valorant,” “The Outer Worlds” and “Life is Strange.”
“Hi! So, I’m queer. One of those old-fashioned pansexuals you may have heard of. Probably not a shocker — like half the characters I play are members of the rainbow fam,” Burch wrote on Twitter.
She explained that she felt the need to come out publicly about her sexuality due to the recent anti-gay and anti-trans legislation being pushed and passed by right-wing politicians.
“Anyway, given the state of … Everything, my attitude toward coming out has changed. It feels important to me to do it for reasons I can’t really explain. Just feels like the time,” she concluded.
Emma Corrin Becomes First Non-binary Person to Cover American Vogue
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Vogue recently announced that nonbinary actor Emma Corrin is the cover star for the August edition of the fashion publication, making them the first nonbinary person to do so.
Corrin is best known for playing Princess Diana on the Netflix series “The Crown” and also stars in the film “My Policeman,” which comes out later this year.
During their interview, Corrin revealed that they’ve still gone on dates with both men and women.
“My first date with a girl, they were like, 'Oh! You’re a baby queer!' It was amazing. We actually didn’t end up seeing each other again, but she really gave me the lowdown. I’m working out all this complex gender and sexuality stuff. And yet, I’m seeing a guy? That feels very juxtaposed, even if I’m very happy.”
Corrin expressed their excitement about being a cover star via Instagram writing, “My grin really says it all! A huge honor to be your August cover.”
Cynthia Erivo Opens Up About Being Bisexual
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Oscar-nominated actress Cynthia Erivo has opened up about what her journey has been like since coming out as bisexual.
In a recent cover story for British Vogue's August 2022 issue, she revealed that it took her a while to publicly share her bisexuality with the world because so many LGBTQ+ people “feel the need to be constantly justifying why we deserve to be treated as equal beings, when really the only difference is that we love differently and we express ourselves differently."
Erivo first spoke about her sexuality in 2021 and self-identified as queer.
"Rather than being chastised for that, we should be commended for being brave. That’s the most important thing: giving people the space to show up fully as who they are."